Trailer
Assistive Technologies

Polyester

Runtime
1hr 26mins
Directed by
John Waters
Featuring
Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey

Showtimes

Sat 9/07
Available for online purchase
Box office only (online sales closed)
Sold out/unavailable
Body

It'll blow your nose!

For his first studio picture, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart—until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Polyester is one of Waters’s most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore.

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